European Union Trade Mark law: 10 key changes you should know about
On 23 March 2016 Regulation (EU) No. 2015/2424 entered into force, and with it the most significant changes to EUTM law since the unitary EU-wide trade mark system was introduced back in 1996.
Here we outline the 10 most important changes that all companies should be aware of:
1. Name Changes: the name of the unitary EU-wide trade mark has changed from the Community Trade Mark (CTM) to the European Union Trade mark (EUTM). In addition, the name of the EUTM Registry has changed from the Office of Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) to the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).